Fungus infections of the skin are extremely common, especially in the hot sweaty climate of the desert. Fungus is present everywhere in our environment and can easily infect the skin of even the cleanest person.

It is often known as “jock itch” or “athlete’s foot” and frequently causes problems with fingernails and toenails. Fungus can also cause skin rashes that aren’t so obvious.

Fortunately, fungal infections of the skin and nails are relatively easy to diagnose and treat.

However, it often requires a skilled dermatologist with the right experience and tools to do this, so it is important to schedule an evaluation.